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Serafin Early Origins



The surname Serafin was first found in Messina (Sicilian: Missina; Latin: Messana), capital of the Italian province of Messina. Its history begins in 397 B. C. After a checkered history the Saracens took it in 831, and the Normans in 1061. It was host to the crusaders in 1190. Garibaldi landed in 1860 and it was the last city to be made a part of united Italy. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time, at the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry. The Serafini achieved great nobility in the city of Messina in the 15th century and became one of the distinguished families of the region.

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Serafin Spelling Variations


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Serafin Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Serafini, Serafino, Serafin, Sera and others.

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Serafin Early History


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Serafin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Serafin research. Another 201 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1204, 1877, 1699 and 1776 are included under the topic Early Serafin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Serafin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Serafin Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among bearers of this surname in early times was Sanctus Seraphin (1699-1776), also known as Santo Serafin, a successful Italian luthier in Venice. Today, a...

Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Serafin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Nicolo Serafini, who arrived in America in 1870; Joseph Serafino, who came to Pennsylvania in 1898; Lorenzo Seraphino, who arrived in America on Aug. 22, 1887, aboard " La Champagne".

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Contemporary Notables of the name Serafin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Serafin (post 1700)



  • Elliott A. Serafin, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1968 (alternate), 1972
  • Tullio Serafin (1878-1968), Italian conductor, member of the conducting staff of the Metropolitan Opera (1924-1934) and later Artistic Director of the Teatro Reale in Rome

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
    3. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
    4. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    5. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
    6. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    7. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
    8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    10. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
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    The Serafin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Serafin Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 28 January 2016 at 13:11.

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